Real estate executive Melanie Delman dies at age 61

NARRAGANSETT – Melanie Delman, president and co-owner of Lila Delman Real Estate, died of breast cancer at age 61, the company announced Sept. 24.

Delman, who took over the operations of the business from her mother, Lila Delman, ran the company with her sister and brother-in-law, Pamela Delman-Hodnett and John Hodnett, who are also company co-owners.

During her tenure as president, the brand oversaw the expansion of the company to six office locations across Rhode Island. The company has brokered some of the largest residential real estate sales in Rhode Island, often with Delman in the lead, with a company emphasis on the luxury market and historical homes.

“We will honor my sister’s memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work she loved so much,” said Delman-Hodnett in a statement.

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